Employment & Opportunity
| Opportunity & Sufficiency
Resettled refugees have a wide spectrum of work experiences and skill sets. Some people have spent years in refugee camps where it was illegal for them to work; others were doctors or engineers in their home countries. Our employment team works hard to help each of our clients reach their employment goals, whether that means a job that can take care of their families or a job in their preferred career field.
Our Employments Specialists work with former refugees for up to five years after they arrive in the U.S. to support their career goals and family's financial well-being.
I wish to express my sincere appreciation for CWS and the refugee program. (Our new hires via CWS are) wonderful additions to our team and I am grateful for your service. Thank you again.
| Employment Services
Our free services for refugee employees and employers include:
| Upward Mobility & CARE
Every year, CWS welcomes refugees who were doctors, nurses, teachers, engineers, and skilled professionals to North Carolina. They face steep barriers to getting back into former career fields, and it takes time, money, and bandwidth. For several years, we have served these refugees through the TAP-F program: providing navigation support to take advantage of re-credentialing, licensing, and vocational training programs.
In 2021 we launched our newest program: Communities Acting for Refugee Empowerment (CARE). The CARE pilot program helps more established refugees secure meaningful work that pays a living wage through providing financial assistance, navigation support, and community mentorship.
CWS Durham Blog: Reducing Refugee Brain Waste
| Partner with CWS
Reach out to Employment Services Manager Beryl Murgor at email@example.com or 919 680 4310 if you would like to learn more about how we help highly-skilled refugees or if you would like to hire a newly arrived refugee at your business.